I have covered Metal Gear Solid 5 quite heavily here on GamingBolt and among the several articles I have commissioned and written on the upcoming game, the exclusion of David Hayter as the voice of Snake is something that I have written about quite extensively in the past.
However in the recent interview with FraggedNation, Hayter more or less cements the fact that he is not involved in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain in any shape or form. He even clarified that the sound files found in Ground Zeroes, that sound awfully similar to him, are not his.
“It’s not true (laughs). Sometimes I tweet about it and people are asking me hundreds of times a day on Twitter about what is going on with it. Let me just clarify the sound files they found of my voice on it, that is not my voice. I don’t know whose voice is that, one of them sort of sounded like me but I never said those words. That was not me in any shape or form. I had no part in the game and if there is a big surprise I would be surprised as anyone because I have not been hired, haven’t spoken anything about contracts. I am sorry, I would have loved to do it. I have nothing to do with the next Metal Gear.”
He then states that he does not mind when fans believe that he is trolling whenever he tweets anything about Metal Gear Solid.
“The more they talk about you the better. It’s all good. They are still talking about me doing Metal Gear years after I did the last one so that’s very flattering and now that Kojima’s gone…[voice breaks]…but I know nothing about it. There is no agenda and there is no trolling.”
When Quinton Flynn, the voice of Raiden, asked him about what exactly he said when the voice broke, Hayter jokingly stated that “He can go f**k himself.” On a more serious note, he stated that, “I was saying now that Kojima is gone, may be Konami will make a different decision and bring me back.”
“If I would have been in the game, I would have said that I just can’t talk about it.”
Make that of what you will but his statements seems genuine and I don’t think he is coming back as Solid Snake, something that I have been hoping since the news broke about the recasting.
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain launches on September 1st on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PS3. PC players will be able to play it on Steam on September 15th.